Bash scripts

James Cameron quozl at
Mon Apr 18 18:24:06 EDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 10:13:56AM +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> If you're only using this USB stick with Linux machines, why don't you
> just format it using a file system with POSIX semantics, i.e. ext3?

I don't know about Kevin, but for me some USB flash drives become slower
at writing of large files, when converted from factory formatted FAT to
ext3.  It is as if the flash translation layer in the USB drive was
optimised for FAT.  Adjusting the starting position of the partition can
do this as well.  ext3 also has this journal thing, which presumably
increases the number of writes.

James Cameron

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